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COVID-19
Background Note
COVID-19 and the socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Ghana

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ghana on 12 March 2020 by the health ministry...

COVID-19 economic impact Ghana
Blog
Temporary shock or lasting poverty trap?: COVID-19 in South Africa

South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown regulations are likely to have a devastating impact on the incomes of workers and their dependents . Already disadvantaged groups will suffer disproportionately from the adverse effects...

COVID-19 Poverty traps
Blog
Artificial intelligence vs. COVID-19 in developing countries: Priorities and trade-offs
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The rush to harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fight against the pandemic may be an opportunity for developing countries to accelerate the digitalization of their economies...

COVID-19 artificial intelligence Public health
Working Paper
COVID-19: mortality, future years lost, and demographic structure: Italy and Kenya compared

COVID-19 causes extremely high mortality among the old...

age structure COVID-19 future years lost
Background Note
Artificial intelligence versus COVID-19 in developing countries: Priorities and trade-offs

In this note, I will refer to current efforts to harness artificial intelligence (AI) in the push back against COVID-19, note its promises, limitations, potential pitfalls, and identify priorities for developing countries...

artificial intelligence COVID-19 Developing countries
Blog
An unprecedented threat requires unprecedented leadership: What is needed from global powers

COVID-19 is the greatest global threat the world has faced since the Second World War...

COVID-19 Leadership charasteristics Global cooperation
Blog
Migrant workers in the Covid-19 pandemic

Millions of migrant workers around the world provide valuable income for their families and contribute more broadly to the economies of both their home and host countries...

COVID-19 Migration Global health
Blog
How Africa can fight the pandemic

The response to Africa’s COVID-19 plight must be swift and at scale rather than too little, too late...

COVID-19 pandemic Economic Policy and Good Governance
Blog
How do we live with corona?

People who live through extreme events are, often deeply, altered by the experiences they have. Even when those experiences take place predominantly in the physical realm, they are also events of consciousness...

COVID-19
Blog
Age composition of population and Covid-19

The novel Covid-19 is affecting the advanced countries in the Western Hemisphere disproportionately more than developing countries...

COVID-19 Population
Blog
To die from hunger or the virus: An all too real dilemma for the poor in India (and elsewhere)
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On March 24, in a speech to the nation, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, announced a 21-day lockdown. With only four hours’ notice, 1.3 billion people were expected to stay at home and not venture out for three weeks...

informal work Informality COVID-19
Blog
Will COVID-19 lead to half a billion more people living in poverty in developing countries?

The impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries are starting to be felt. The Economist went as far as to call it the ‘next calamity’ , noting how overlooked the impact on poorer countries has been...

COVID-19 poverty and consumption
Working Paper
Estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty

In this paper we make estimates of the potential short-term economic impact of COVID-19 on global monetary poverty through contractions in per capita household income or consumption...

global poverty COVID-19 SDGs
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Kenya

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to over 180 countries, including several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case on 13 March 2020...

COVID-19 pandemic Africa
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of South Africa

What has the government of South Africa done with respect to COVID-19 measures of mitigation and suppression? The first COVID-19 positive case was confirmed on 5 March 2020...

COVID-19 South Africa government action
Background Note
COVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Asia: The case of India

Several countries have enacted lockdown measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect their health systems and reduce the number of mortalities...

COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures
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